Prospect Watch: Indianapolis Wins in Extra Innings on a Walk-Off Error

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Indianapolis is the only active team tonight, but the DSL Pirates are still scheduled through Saturday. Indianapolis plays until Sunday. All of the other affiliates are done for the season.


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Starting Pitcher: John O’Reilly 4 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO

Notable Performances:

Oneil Cruz 4-for-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI

Rodolfo Castro 0-for-5, 4 Ks

Mason Martin 0-for-5

Jared Oliva 0-for-4, BB

Cal Mitchell 1-for-3

Tucupita Marcano 2-for-4

Game Recap: Oneil Cruz had a big game and Indianapolis won 5-4 in ten innings. John O’Reilly got the start and did well through three innings, before allowing four runs in the fourth. The bullpen combo of Hunter Stratton, Tyler Bashlor, Blake Weiman and Matt Eckelman combined for six shutout innings. Oneil Cruz hit his first double and fourth homer for Indianapolis. He scored two runs and drove in a pair. Bligh Madris got the scoring started with his 23rd double, which scored Cruz in the third. Indianapolis was down by three going into the ninth, but Diego Castillo homered and then Cruz hit a two-run homer to tie it. Indianapolis scored their run in the tenth by starting the inning with the free runner on second base, which was followed by a wild pitch and an error to end the contest. Tucupita Marcano had two singles and a run scored. Rodolfo Castro was named Player of the Week in the former International League, but he started off this week by going 0-for-5 with four strikeouts.

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